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Bridge Inspector II - BRIDG02364

Posted on 24 July 2020

Railroad Maintenance Services LLC (RMS) 
Operations & Logistics 
Jacksonville, FL  

This position is responsible for the scheduling, inspecting, recording and reporting of the assigned structures to ensure the safety of G&W operations and the public at large. The successful candidate will be able to operate in a fast paced, demanding environment and be able to deliver comprehensive structures inspections on time and in line with federal, corporate and regional requirements. Excellent organizational skills, resource management and attention to detail are essential in this position.

Schedule and coordinate inspections for assigned territory.
Coordinate with regional personnel regarding inspection schedules and plans.
Conduct detailed and accurate inspections of assigned structures noting conditions, making repair recommendations and assigning repair priorities for all components of the structures.
Climb all aspects of the bridges to determine and report the conditions.
Prioritize findings and defects in line with federal and G&W requirements.
Ensure prompt and appropriate immediate action is taken for each high priority finding to ensure the safety of G&W trains, employees and the public.
Ensure inspection data is promptly recorded into G&W’s Electronic Structures Information and Management System.
Assist in emergency situations requiring the inspections of any G&W structures.
Schedule, plan, and conduct system Snooper Truck Inspections utilizing under bridge inspection equipment.
Schedule, plan, and conduct system Underwater Inspections by means of, including but not limited to, sonar equipment, motor boats, or wading.
Accompany other team inspectors on detailed or large scale inspections as needed.
Develop system culvert inventory list.
Become a licensed FAA Part 107 UAV Pilot to conduct UAV operations on G&W structures and infrastructure.
Assist corporate and regional bridge staff in short-term and long-term bridge capital and repair programs.
Develop and grow regional relationships vital to the success and safety of the structures program.
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Structures Inspection.

5-10 years of experience in structures inspection, structures management, and/or engineering.
Thorough working knowledge of the railroad industry, FRA regulations, AREMA recommended practices, the AREMA Bridge Inspection Handbook, and FAA requirements for safe UAV operation.
Strong attention to detail, sound judgment, and excellent decision making skills.
Ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced team environment.
Ability to accurately express structure conditions using written and oral communication.
Ability to communicate effectively with regional personnel, senior management teams, employees, customers, railroads, regulatory agency officials, and the general public.
Ability to climb structures, work at excess heights, and work in all weather conditions.
Ability to operate UAV’s and other equipment or machinery related to bridge inspection.
Ability to report to work with minimal advance notice and work flexible daily schedules, including weekends (as dictated by travel distance and inspection schedules).

High School Diploma or GED required
Bachelor of Science in Civil or Structural Engineering from an ABET accredited school of engineering preferred
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and a basic understanding of database management.
Professional Engineer (PE) certification or the ability to obtain it

This position is employed by the specific entity set forth in the job posting.
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. and its subsidiary companies do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or any other protected status under federal, state or local laws.
Travel Required
Yes. 90% or more covering the G&W North America railroads.